Welcome to Fellside! Situated in the heart of Whickham, Fellside is very much a community school; here to serve families in the locality and to provide an outstanding education for children.
We are very proud of the strong partnership that exists between Fellside parents and school staff and governors; indeed, this forms an integral part of the success on which our school is based. We are committed to meeting the needs of all Fellside children, ensuring each and every one of them reaches their potential; fostering a lifelong love for learning and providing them with the tools to prepare them for the next stage of their education and beyond.
We are a school with a strong reputation for academic success and we work hard to maintain this. We are equally proud, however, of the wealth of opportunities and experiences that Fellside children enjoy throughout the school year, and we endeavour to ensure every child is inspired to find a skill, an interest or a talent to nurture and develop, whether that is sporting, artistic or musical.
At the heart of our ethos is our commitment to provide support and inspiration to achieve in a nurturing environment in which challenges are recognised and successes are celebrated. Our Fellside Learning Values – the key tenets of what we believe make a successful learner – also form a significant role in our ethos and mission. Known colloquially as our ‘7 Cs’, these include Collaboration, Change, Curiosity, Commitment, Confidence, Challenge and Creativity. All are interwoven into the ‘fabric’ of daily life at Fellside.
Our school website provides a snapshot of life in our vibrant and busy school. I hope you will enjoy reading our many posts on recent activities. If you are new to the school community and want to know more, do contact us to arrange a visit.
Kerrie Hood: Head Teacher
Louise Levy: Chair of Governors
Fellside on Film
The March edition of Fellside Matters is attached March 2019 newsletterread more
It was Red Nose Day 2019 on Friday 15th March. Here are some snapshots of some of us donning our new red noses bought to support those in need both here in the UK and worldwide.read more
Today we welcomed back Oswin from Coco to our school accompanied by Steph, who is new to the now very familiar charity. They had come to thank us for our continued support of their charity and particularly to inform us about what our last contribution has helped pay...read more
We had some special visitors today called Oswin and Steph. Oswin is from Tanzania in Africa. They taught us a song in Swahili which is a language spoken in parts of Africa. The song is called Jambo Bwana which means hello everyone. Jambo, Jambo bwana. Habari gani,...read more
Latest (March 2019) funding update School Funding_Letter to Parents_March 2019 (002)read more
Mrs Thornber's message during assembly on World Book Day was to read a book for ten minutes or more every day. Pupils from Year One and Year Two were keen to began to follow her advice almost immediately and here's proof...[gallery...read more
Attendance Champions Last Week
Week ending Friday 15th March, Year 6 with 100%
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The children of Fellside are wonderful ambassadors for our school. Hardworking, polite and with positive attitudes to all areas of school life, they are truly delightful and we are privileged to work with them. Our commitment to the children and their families is to present as many valuable opportunities as possible to them – whether in sport, music, the arts or citizenship – whilst maintaining a strong academic focus through a stimulating curriculum that enables every child to succeed.
Enriching the Curriculum
Fellside children benefit from a curriculum that is greatly enriched to appeal to every child, no matter what they like doing. We participate in a wide range of sporting activities, festivals and competitions including football, basketball, tennis, cricket and even fencing! Our annual ‘Strawberries and Wine’ concert is a much anticipated event in which we embrace the musical achievements of our pupils. Thanks to our class assemblies and whole school performances such as those at Christmas, we seek to invite friends and families of the school to share the work of our amazing children as often as possible. One thing is for sure. There’s always much happening at Fellside!